Bye-election notice for WKC issued

THE publication of notice for Malaita Province’s West Kwara’ae Constituency bye- election has been issued. The issuance of the notice followed the official declaration of the bye-election date – 23 April. Intending candidates and their supporters have commenced their campaign activities soon after the official declaration of the polling date. Last week, Assistant Returning officers…

SECURITY PACT ‘NON-ISSUE’

A top OPMC official brushes aside the SI-China Security Pact, which Western allies say allows China to build naval bases in the country, as a ‘non-issue’ now THE security pact Solomon Islands and China signed following the 2021 November riot in Honiara is now a non-issue, according to Albert Kabui, the Special Secretary to Prime…

Drug shortages at NRH clarified

THE Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Referral Hospital (NRH), Dr George Malefoasi, has clarified the essential drugs shortage at the National Referral Hospital. This was being interrogated by the media during a Press Conference in the Office of the Prime Minister and Cabinet yesterday about the essential drug shortage at NRH. Dr Malefoasi…

INDIA, UAE NEXT

Gov’t official confirms move to open new diplomatic missions in India and UAE as Honiara pushes forward with its Look North policy SOLOMON Islands is opening new diplomatic missions in India and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in what is clearly the nation’s new push in the Look North policy. Foreign Affairs and External Trade…

Premier Fini pleased with Honiara dialogues

THE Malaita New Government for Fundamental Redirection Government (MNGFR) under the leadership of Premier, Martin Fini, has held its first dialogue with the National Government and a number of international donor partners in Honiara last week. Premier Fini, in his 2023-2024 Budget Speech on the floor of the Malaita Provincial Assembly on Tuesday, announced that…

HEROES US-BOUND

Remains of fallen US Marines are set to be taken home to their families almost 80 years after the Guadalcanal Campaign following a repatriation ceremony at the Skyline US War Memorial yesterday THE remains of five United States (US) Marines will return home to their families after being buried at Gilbert Camp in East Honiara…